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Windows 7: Ram upgrade on my new laptop

02 Feb 2012   #1
derekimo

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Ram upgrade on my new laptop

So I just bought myself this lappy, home premium 64 bit

HP Pavilion g7-1365dx Notebook PC Product Specifications - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

comes with 4Gb of ram and I want to max it out to 8.

I ran the crucial scanner and it gave me this info,

Ram upgrade on my new laptop-crucial.jpg

SIW gives me this info,

Ram upgrade on my new laptop-siw.jpg

it also says wrong values reported by bios.

Anyway, I'm hoping for a little insight from a more experienced hardware guru.

I'm looking at these,

Newegg.com - Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Laptop Memory Model CT2KIT51264BF1339

8GB Kit (4GBx2), 204-pin SODIMM, DDR3 PC3-10600 upgrades for HP - Compaq Pavilion g7 (AMD DDR3) Laptop/Notebook, CT2388539 from Crucial.com

http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-204-pi.../ref=de_a_smtd

Newegg.com - Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Laptop Memory Model CT2KIT51264BC1339




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02 Feb 2012   #2
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

What does CPUz say? My bet, it is right and Crucial is probably right.

Also, according to SIW, it is running 1600 rm which is unusual for a laptop.
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02 Feb 2012   #3
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
What does CPUz say? My bet, it is right and Crucial is probably right.
Thanks Steve, here's the CPUz


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02 Feb 2012   #4
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Well, that didn't help much, did it? Why not pull one of the ram syicks and see what it says. Also, see what bios says it is. I don't recall CPUz not being able to read the ram.
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02 Feb 2012   #5
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Well, that didn't help much, did it? Why not pull one of the ram syicks and see what it says. Also, see what bios says it is. I don't recall CPUz not being able to read the ram.
It is a little confusing. I'll check the bios and look at the stick and get back to you.
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02 Feb 2012   #6
mi4me

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

What are you trying to accomplish? Best Memory or siw reporting wrong? SIW is universal and does not always read winfast sensors correctly...
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02 Feb 2012   #7
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It really doesn't matter, to be honest. If you want the best results, you'll be buying an identical chip to the one you have now. Or, you can sell it and buy a kit that has matching 4 GB sticks.
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02 Feb 2012   #8
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
It really doesn't matter, to be honest. If you want the best results, you'll be buying an identical chip to the one you have now. Or, you can sell it and buy a kit that has matching 4 GB sticks.
Thanks Deacon, I was going to get a matching set.

What really doesn't matter?
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02 Feb 2012   #9
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Worrying about the speeds, because your laptop will automatically set them anyway, likely giving you no options to adjust.
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02 Feb 2012   #10
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Worrying about the speeds, because your laptop will automatically set them anyway, likely giving you no options to adjust.
Thanks, that helps a lot.
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